Search and rescue

05.20.11
Eurocopter X3 hybrid sets new speed record of 430km/h, readies for next search and rescue mission
05.20.11

Eurocopter X3 hybrid sets new speed record of 430km/h, readies for next search and rescue mission

See that chopper right there? That's the Eurocopter X3, and as of last week, it can cruise at m...

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05.11.11
Sand-swimming robot gets vertical manipulation via doorstop-shaped head (video)
05.11.11

Sand-swimming robot gets vertical manipulation via doorstop-shaped head (video)

So it looks like a half-stuffed sock -- and it is, sort of -- but this sandfish-inspired search a...

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04.22.11
SARbot searches for victims underwater in Japan (video)
04.22.11

SARbot searches for victims underwater in Japan (video)

Joining the extended family of robots assisting with the relief effort in Japan, the Texas-based Ce...

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04.01.11
iRobot, QinetiQ machines to assist in Japan relief effort
04.01.11

iRobot, QinetiQ machines to assist in Japan relief effort

A few weeks ago, it looked like robots would play a relatively small role in recovery efforts follo...

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03.26.11
iMobot creeps, crawls, cranes its way into our hearts (video)
03.26.11

iMobot creeps, crawls, cranes its way into our hearts (video)

It may not look like much, but this little modular robot's got the stuff to give Keepon a run for i...

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03.24.08
Raytheon Controlled Impact Rescue Tool pulverizes concrete to save the day
03.24.08

Raytheon Controlled Impact Rescue Tool pulverizes concrete to save the day

Sure, we've got devices that can see through concrete walls, but why get all complicated when there...

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